Pacquiao ‘a better fighter’ after Marquez loss
Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And that message perfectly applied to Manny Pacquiao as he himself lived by it.
In a report from BoxingScene.com, Pacquiao said that he has become a “better fighter” since his last setback.
That loss was in 2012 with Pacquiao falling cold to the mat after Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out with a devastating counter punch.
“I have been more patient in my last three fights against Brandon Rios, Tim Bradley, and Chris Algieri, and I have won almost every round of those fights while still giving fans the action they have always expected from me,” Pacquiao said.
He also pointed out how he knocked down Algieri six times in their 2014 fight even if the American “was a runner.”
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“The lesson I learned from my loss to Juan Manuel Marquez was patience. I got too over anxious for the knockout when I had Marquez hurt,” Pacquiao said. “I had Marquez badly hurt and on the ropes. When I heard the ten-second warning to end the round I thought I could finish him off with one last barrage of punches.”
“I made a misstep and Marquez caught me with a perfect right counterpunch. He was then wrong man to make that kind of mistake!”
On May 2, Pacquiao will be in the biggest bout of his life when he squares up against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at MGM Grand Garden Arena to unify the WBO, WBC, and WBA Welterweight Titles and see who the greatest boxer is in the current era.
A fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather stirred the sports world as early as 2009 but negotiations hit a snag when drug tests were put into issue.
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